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Garage Sales (+kids) Survival Guide
It is well-known that one of my favorite warm-weather activities is hitting a few garage sales. I am choosier now than in the past when I had babies outgrowing clothes every few months, but it is stil...
5/1/13 at 10:55 AM Trying to avoid a clothing malfunction. 9/19/11 at 3:06 PM
Laughter- a new survival tactic. 3/23/11 at 6:20 PM
Nationwide Thrift Store Directory
I discovered a Thrift Store Directory. You can enter either the zip code or name of the city and it will list charity driven thrift stores, ratings and reviews. Thrift stores are great places to fin...
2/17/13 at 3:40 PM Save Coin Black Friday Deals 11/21/12 at 7:59 AM
Black Friday Deals 11/12/12 at 9:39 PM
Simplify in 2013
New year new rules? Well, maybe not new but something to work towards. Yes, call it a new years resolution or call it a feeling that you want to take charge of parts of your life that have been a li...
1/8/13 at 11:09 AM Clothes Shopping with Teens: The Perfect Teachable Moment 9/17/12 at 8:04 AM
BACK TO SCHOOL MONEY LESSONS 8/13/12 at 7:52 AM
Craft Sale, Today, Wednesday, Thursday
There will be a mini craft sale a the Holiday Inn, Skywalk today from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.Three crafters hope to raise some money for Circle of Hope. You will find homemade jewelry, fl...
11/28/12 at 6:48 AM Below Wholesale Clothing Sale 10/18/11 at 8:49 AM
Black Friday -- Shopping Can Be Fun, Really
Any of you with teenagers know that you're frequently unpopular with them for major issues like, say, breathing, and for awhile, our policy of not buying electronics, CDs, DVDs, or digital detritus re...
11/19/12 at 5:34 PM Lost in the Box Store -- Where Are the Socks? 5/31/12 at 2:48 PM
Black Friday Shopping Hints
As I am bombarded by adds for Black Friday I was shocked to see something different this year.......3AM openings, midnight openings or worse yet, stores that don't even close for Thanksgiving Day! T...
11/15/12 at 9:09 AM Do You Hear What I Hear? 10/25/12 at 6:49 AM
Lesson In What Comes In Must Go Out 8/2/12 at 5:53 PM
Extreme Coupons: Online Tools to Help You Save Money and Time
Several years ago, the only way to find great deals was to gather the weekend newspapers, clip coupons, go to the store and waste precious time standing in long checkout lines. Now, more and more web...
2/7/12 at 11:07 AM Save a ton with these grocery coupons! 10/3/11 at 5:29 AM
S.M.A.R.T. Back-to-School Shopping 8/18/11 at 12:59 PM
Black Friday: A Sign of Tradition, A Sign of the Times, or A Sign of Tyranny?
As I write this column entry, people in the USA as well as American expatriates residing in Europe, Australia, Asia and elsewhere are celebrating Thanksgiving. The holiday, which occurs every fourth...
11/26/11 at 1:54 AM Christmas Markets in Germany! The Holiday pics for 2010 12/7/10 at 10:50 AM
New Clothing Sale, Way, Way Below Wholesale
Some of us are raising money for Circle of Hope and you can help raise money for breast cancer treatment bills of clients in northern MN and northern Wisconsin. Remember these are clients who really n...
10/9/11 at 6:09 PM
Reduced to a retail stereotype
So I was reading a Wall Street Journal article the other day on how J.C. Penney Co. was trying to lure the much coveted twenty-somethings and early thirty-somethings to shop at its stores. Penneys is...
8/20/10 at 1:27 PM Target takes on Walmart 7/6/10 at 8:37 AM
Summer steals 7/1/10 at 9:13 AM
Glader's Grocery, 2001
December 5, 2001 The loss of neighborhood grocery stores had been well-documented in Duluth in recent years. In the past several years alone, we've lost Bay Side Market on Park Point and Romano's Gro...
8/19/10 at 11:41 PM Target through the years 6/26/09 at 3:00 AM
Central Mini Mall, 1979 6/2/09 at 11:45 AM